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sandy victims are still in the cold. are lawmakers using the super storm to push the green agenda and push you to pay more. >> climate change is a city wide challenge and not just a coastal challenge. we have to reexamine all of our major infrastructure in leist sandy and how to modernize it in order to protect it >> new york city mike bloomburg not mincing words linking sandep to global warming. rich, you are concerned that they will use it to spend money. >> ralm emmanuel had a famous phrase working with president obama. never let a crisis go to waste. how doou turn it in to a political advantage. anybody can go on google and ask the question of how much has the planet warmed up. 1.3 degrees faren heit and nothing since 1998 . so to blame sandy on global warming is a real stretch . >> also unseemly about talking about spending money and sandy victims are the cold now. >> goyce, all the mayor is saying. there is not a government conspiracy behind everything people do. he said we will have to rebuild in thereas that were destroy do it sensibly and as we have more storms that are
of climate change. we need to rebuild and rethink our infrastruure. >> hurricane sandy victims are still in the cold. are lawmakerssing the super storm to push the green agenda storm to push the green agenda and push you to pay more. can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. ie learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long laing relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. at legalzoom, we've created a betteplace to hane your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer any questi
about hope. the united nations using the tragedy of superstorm sandy, tragedy of superstorm sandy, trying to get c c c c c [beep] [speaking foreign language] [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [faint singing] [heartbeat, musiclaying louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me ♪ ♪ i was a lonely soul, but that's the old me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out w it can help frontline health workers bring hope to llions of children at everybeatmatters.org. ♪ remember when ♪ ♪ 30 seemed so old ♪ now looking back ♪ ♪ it's just a stepping stone ♪ to where we are ♪ where we've been ♪ said we'd do it all again ♪ remember when >> welcome back, playing the sandy card for the green agenda? it's true, the united nations pow wowing this week and using super storm sandy the reason why. and countries could pay up to 100 billion dollar to finance a green climate funds and help the poor nations fight global warming and one of the u.s. top scientists saying the is he vseverity of the storm is no coincidence. >> that's
at the hospitals affected in hurricane sandy, and i feel like i need to do the ground work to investigate that for myself. gerri: you're doing work, but not all the people you work with in washington are. some are just taking time off before the holidays when this big issue is on the plate. nancy pelosi had to say about this. >> we should be here and came as a surprise, and i'm really surprised that the republicans would leave. we maim in tuesday, and we left wednesday at twelve o'clock noon. with all that needs to be done, avoiding the conversation, sounds like people don't want to be in town for some reason. gerri: does she have a right -- are the republicans trying to avoid the conversation? >> no, absolutely not. we had a hearing this morning in the joint economic committee on this issue, but, you know, it's difficult. it's a one-sided conversation. we have put proposals out in may. there was a proposal or reconciliation bill to stop or reapportion the sequester that's going to happen on january 2nd, in july, passing a bill extending all current tax rates, additional 12 months to allo
. he has now more reasons to be furious. al gore using sandy to go to war over climate change. here's an inconvenient truth for the president. now, al gore is taking on him as well. >> this storm was related to global warming. we cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally, and saying it's too bad that the congress can't act. ♪ >> fema is doing nothing still, just going around in a circle. denied, denied. >> this is terrible. it's gets worse. it's not getting better. >> they blame george bush for katrina. where's obama for sandy? >> how much time do i have to wait? it's been a month. neil: while they were suffering, and fema was shopping, e-mails making victims more angrier with a first responder saying when he got to new jersey, they told us to go to the wal-mart nearby because they didn't have assignments for them. the fema administer says my people are told to go sightseeing. even those who don't flip over him personally are quickly acknowledging that he got and continues to get more done to help people out there than any institution, government, arian or otherw
on and got on the ground. he has now more reasons to be furious. al gore using sandy to go to war over climate change. here's an inconvenient truth for the president. now, al gore is taking on him as well. >> this storm was related to global warming. we cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally, and saying it's too bad that the and saying it's too bad that the congress can't act. twin i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligat. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. nd out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possibleloss of . can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by dec
to be furiou al gore using sandy to go to war over climate change. here's an inconvenient truth for the president. now, al gore is taking on him as well. >> this storm was related to global warming. we cannot have four more years of menentioning this occasional, and saying it's too bad that the and saying it's too bad that the congress can't act. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh.sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. i tell them dentur are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. i just served my mother-in-law
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sandy, but as drivers rush to replace them, you may be forced to pay a higher price. >> huh. a car salesmen or congressmen? who do americans trust the least? the new numbers and lou dobbs taking up that up. >> how apple is expanding its empire into the crib. >> my goodness. there's little siri there and little macbook. goinged to floor of the new york stock exchange, and, lauren, economic data, down just a little bit in the red today, down 22 points 37 >> yeah, it is the first trading day of the new month. december, a strong month historically for the stocks, but there's a push and pull going on between market forces and the economic data, and we're in the red across the board, relatively flat this monday morning. the data, u.s. manufacturing activity last month lowest level since the summer of 2009, but then we got a construction spending report that was good. in october, it rose by the largest amounts in five months, and then we got auto sales throughout the morning, and while they were decent, gm, toyota, and chrysler missed november's estimates, but ford beat them. that's the d
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this in perspective, one former cbo director says the costs of hurricane sandy could easily wipe out most of next year's savings. >> with a trillion dollar deficit right now. so if you cut 94 billion and nothing else changes you barely dented the deficit. the other programs are growing. we'll not see spending decline. in fact we'll likely have a emergency spending bill for sandy that is 60 billion. 94 is gone right there. >> even with a trillion dollars in cuts federal spending is on the way up every year starting with 3.5 trillion this fiscal year. nearly 3.6 trillion in 2014. 4 trillion by 2016 and 5 trillion by 2021. the cbo says even allowing 5 trillion in tax increases to hit the economy the next decade the federal government still spends $2.3 trillion more than it takes in. back to you. melissa: oh, rich edson thanks so much. adam: you think with the physical problems the country faces zooming at us like a 1959 he had sell going at us on a one way treat there would be sense of urgency. president obama has no meetings, no public appearances on the issue planned at least so far today. brad blakema
for the debate. and sandy victims facing devastation one month later, so is this any time for the united nations to be using them as a fund raising tool? the cavuto gang is all over that one at the bottom of the hour. up here first, forget fees in >> forget the pain, if we fall into the financial ditch. a new regulation in the the health care law might mauck you down right sick right now. the white house just announcing plans to slap health insurers with a fee if they sell insurance dictated by the president's health care law and larry says you'll pay for it no matter where you live, huh? >> that's right. that's right, you know, administrative costs and health care are already skyrocketing and this is going it to get past the consumer just like everybody else. we already see skyrocketing health care costs, 14% is administrated, it's just too much. >> some parts of the law lower prices and is it net neutral, basically? >> i think the only given is that the country as a whole is goingo spend mor on health care andore people are going to have insurance one way or another, gun point are fine or wha
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to, believe it or not, hurricane sandy. >> jeff flock has the story at the bureau in chicago. hi, jeff. >> indeed. two headlines. sandy one, and the other is fiscal cliff. starting to see the first impacts now in terms of considerations about fiscal cliff on the sales call today with ford keeping production up in the first quarter. they are bullish, increasing production by 11%, and gm holding off on sales forecasts because they are worried about the cliff. look at the numbers. as lori said, gm up 3%, ford up 6%, chrysler up, 30th consecutive month of increases for chrysler, toyota up 17%. gm did well with small cars, we're getting to the point in the country where cars are # getting so old, 11 years is the average age of a vehicle right now, and that is driving it as well. on the sandy front, as we look at the stock numbers, the folks at ford say we are 30,000 additional sales industry-wide because of sandy. toyota said they they 400,000 cars were damaged in sandy, a boost to gm and ford. look at the stock there. ford stock not harmed by news of another recall for them. that rec
in october and retail sales, i think because of sandy it is going to be over. november and december will be great month for the consumer. i do have hope. i don't think we're going to boom. we won't grow 4% we will grow between 2% and 3% real growth next year in 2013. fiscal cliff even with the fiscal cliff. dave: you and i agree with it will take to get the economy growing stronger because we are like-minded with that. you don't like the economic policies the president is proposing. dozen there come a time when those economic policies to stifle the economy and strip it up? >> absolutely. when we look back in history 1970s had big growth in government and when you have big spending like we do today you get weaker growth. france for 40 years has grown numb to% real gdp and 8% unemployment. they think it is normal. the good news is america doesn't think it is normal and you have to keep pounding the table that this isn't normal. it is not good. so do i. the only way to get back up to good growth is to cut the size of the government. i still believe we have eight to ten years even on th
above expectations. 146,000 jobs added in the month of november. sandy did not have that much of an impact on the numbers. unemployment fell to the lowest level in nearly three years to 7.7%. more people stopped looking for work, all together. consumer sentiment, not as strong heading into the holidays. preliminary index actually fell in december. economists had to look for a slight increase. investors continue to get out of apple. the tech giant having its worst week since they of 2010. apple is in they are barking territory. shortly after the iphone5 came out, part of it in the near profit. let's get to the floor show. bobby, i want to start with this jobs number today. the labor department says no affect on sandy. there was some data that pointed to the fact that people were leaving the workforce because of sandy. >> the numbers speak for themselves. i do not think the full effects can be known until maybe a couple of weeks. there certainly are people that cannot go to work and have been laid off because businesses are out. there are all sorts of new jobs that have sprung u
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, it is one of the huge numbers that will not be directly impacted by hurricane sandy. lori: that is a great point you raised, then. what are your thoughts on the economic data? >> i cannot agree more. the i sm number is what scared this market. china, japan, the united kingdom were not enough to hold us in place. a positive story out of greece. they gave us a little bit of an early move to the upside. that was all washed away. on the employment data and the adp number we got the first shot at. the expectation for job growth is really one of the smallest numbers we expected to see all year. it should not be too difficult to hurdle to get over. lori: is it fair to say that concerns have been factored into the price market? >> the whole idea that the result has been priced in. the result has not come to pass by the 31st. the market could be in a very precarious position. lori: okay, alan, oil at a two week high. what is the driver there? >> what i am looking at right now is kind of a tug-of-war going on. the fiscal cliff could send crude oil off. we have tensions in the middle east. some bette
as we remind you, thises the number you want to see fall. hurricane sandy's impact continues to slowly but surely subside. we had weekly jobless claims dropping by 25,000 last week to a seasonally-adjusted 370,000. the week's prior total was revised upward to 395,000 from 393,000. and treasury prices rising today, pushing yields back down to their lowest level in more than two weeks. look at this pathetic yield on the ten-year note. it fell two basis points to 1.57%. you're not getting a lot of return there. david: which is why some people are putting their money in stocks. we have all this covered. we have til mulholland in the pits of the cme. we have a street fight. jeff believes there will be a fiscal cliff resolution. david wright, on the other hand, thinks d.c. will avoid the cliff, but it will not stop the bears from coming around this time. let's start with tim at the cme. and, tim, we were talking about what a low yield you get now on treasuries. people are looking for some kind of yield, and the only place you're finding it is in the stock market. >> yeah, that's true. you al
to the victims of hurricane sandy? in all the boroughs. everywhere you go. those who are having the same issue. what is there going to be a quality life in 10 years? neil: did you have any chance of dressing up as to talk about and it is? >> predent obama i met personally. and i told him that he lied, enter, lies, they are all liars. neil: you told him that the presence face? >> well, he told me to relax. when i told him -- neil: he told you last? >> yes, he said let me tell him my concerns. and i said president obama, you are not doing what you're supposed to be doing. he said scott, fema works for me and i can help you with insurance and without your -- with your mortgage, they took down my information and they wrote down my name two days later we heard from the mouth and right after we talked to the guy, they did give his rentals systems the ascends the same day i spoke to the president, $3000 from i believe it was under a lot of pressure. my wife handles that. and they are telling you every two months must be cocerned. come look at my house, that's what i told him. i have no sewage and wat
before hurricane sandy. what is more, there are few if any indications they will get that that neck of the woods any time soon. big layoffs at citigroup, what is that 11,000? lingering fallout from thousands of jobs lost at hostess. all i'm saying is, when you look at this news, and it still interpreted as good, only make me thing, that mainstream media is still pushing for the president or democrats. well, the guy got reelected. you don't have to pretend any more, it upsets me, tye young, what do you make of this. >> neil thank you, we have wall street laying people off, main street laying people off, market flat lining up and down one week to the next. just like it was before it crashed in 2008, unemployment number 7 .9% that is very high, real unemployment maybe is almost 17%, and the washington post tells us that ignore it because of hurricane sandy, that is ridiculous. my clients are business owners, they tell me that the cost of living and cost of doing business is going up, the availability of business loans is nonexistence, they are battening down the hatches. that is the re
, sandy pass no mat what they are. if they're disas truss it was sandy. if the economy is great --. ashley: so difficult to trade in this environment right now. >> it is so difficult to trade. people have to be very aware. that is the key word you use, trade. do you want to be a trader or do you want to be an investor? so many people tell me, charles, i don't want to be trader. they buy at 30, goes to 28.04, oh, my god i need to sell it, i'm losing my shirt!. what the heck. i thought you didn't want to be a trader? one of the reasons i'm getting a little bit bullish about the market in general. i'm a individual stock guy. i don't like to do the macro thing. i like the way the market acts. we've seen a shaking out of the weak sisters. we had the market pull back sharply. we saw the pullback in apple. weak holders of stocks, weak sisters have for the most part been shaken out. it would take disasterous news --. ashley: talking about disaster, what if we went over the cliff? >> if we did go over the cliff and saw the market pull back sharply i would look to be a buyer on the pullback. here's
the sandy charities getting all the money this year? >> unfortunately when disasters happen there is flood of money because of a good heart of americans and it is appropriate that way, but when it happens right have to make choices where your charitable dollars to go there is tension and some charities that lose out that really need help. of course it is no easy choice for a donor. we recommend if at all possible that you don't forget those charities that are there for you all year-round. gerri: up 7.5% for the big charities. that is an amazing number. ken, thanks for coming on. it is charitynavigate tore.org, correct? >> correct. gerri: great website. president obama and his family getting into the christmas spirit at the 90th tree-lighting ceremony at the whites house. it was transplanted to the white house days before the hurricane. look at that. it is cool. it made it through unharmed. obama was saying santa claus is coming to town. this is the tree outside. guess what? there are 54 more of them inside the house. than last year. there is one tree dedicated just to the obama family dog,
company. we are o the case next on "the willis report." gerri: been morehan a month since hurricane sandy ravaged the east coast. new york governor andrew cuomo seeking federal aidfor the victims of superstar and sandy, new york and new jersey requting $79 billion from the federal government in order to rebuild. but there are still many foks picking up the pieces, trying to rebuild there lives and businesses. my next guest who lost her entire store in the storm. she says the government has done nothing to help work and finds herself in a circle of red tape. if you for coming in the show. appreciated. >> thanks you for having me in letting me tell not only my story, but the story ofmany small businesses better in the same predicament as i am. gerri: you had a store that had been around since 2004. >> i have been in my store for about nine years. my heart and soul. fresh and homemade. a pillar of the community. gerri: very involved. >> very involved. we donate bagels a project hospitality. our bagels aren the hospital. involved in many of the school activities in different organizations. ge
has muddy and sandy bottoms and channel with sustained low water has been drug out by the current. we have a fixed bottom in this area occupied by rock pinnacles. this will prove to be impasseable by any boats and barges. it will effectively close the river in this area. melissa: is there anything anyone can do or is it up just to a raindance and praying for the wetory change? >> well rain would certainly help. what we've asked for is a formal declaration of an emergency by the president and by team -- fema that would expedite the process to blast some of the rock pinnacles out with dine mitt that would make the area passable. we're facing a lower water situation coupled by the water flowing out of the missouri river which is a huge, huge tributary to the upper mississippi area, is now being reduced even further. so you have a drought situation. also coupled by the fact that flows being reduced out of missouri with a fixed bottom sticking point south of where the flows end up in mississippi. melissa: it is so dangerous to depend on the federal government for anything. we have learned
power units. it has become so much in demand because of sandy. >> these are products that have only been around ten years. only a 2.5% of u.s. households a huge opportunity for markets. jeff: you have hired 200 people additionally since sandy. >> we are bringing them on and running three ships in this facility today in response. jeff: look at the stock and walked me out here. i will see as much of this facility as i can, a 3,000 square foot facility. bird stock. you have doubled in value as a result of the hurricane. >> we did. people have started to understand the importance of backup power, with you are a homeowner or a business owner. >> this is the wind turned out backup power. this unit right here, let me take a look, people have said i don't want to be out of power every time there's a storm. they are installing these at a cost of $2,000. >> starting price is $2,000. you have to have it installed and go as high as $5,000 that they and power everything from critical things in your home to the whole house. jeff: this market is undeveloped. what percentage of people have these generat
. stuart: rebound from sandy. >> and holidays the economy is getting stronger branded is going to get stronger and jobs will increase. stuart: you think the economy is getting stronger. what is the evidence for that? >> it hit a plateau and stopped. it can only go up. i do not believe it will down. [talking over each other] stuart: what do you see in the future? 3.5% or 4%? >> a small increase will happen in the future. sandra: based on what? you have obamacare and a potential recession -- stuart: taxes going up. if you think -- >> will force change and until this country needs serious change -- stuart: when you're talking economic growth you are trying to tell me we have grown at 2.5% and that is it and that is why we have got. you are saying we will go to 3.5%? >> i do believe there will be an increase and on the twenty-first we will see an increase whether it has to do with seasonal growth or hurricane sandy we will see an increase which is an improvement. stuart: every time you speak out when the heart. i want to move to the ibm story. it is changing its 401 k organizing, how it p
giving away $100,000 in hundred dollar bills to hurricane sandy survivors. thisgenerosity is matched only by his humility. he insists on remaining anonymous and not being photograed all. here is a clue. he and his security entourage have been spotted with red caps watch with the word. [indiscernible] we all love hundred ollar bills, but not everyone feels the same way about the dollar bill. a new report arguing we should get rid of the dollar bill and replace it with a heavier, but longer lasting dollar coin. why? they say because doing so would save us about $146 million per year. if we want to wage a war on currency, maybe they should think about getting rid of the penny. by some estimates it would save the $60 million per year. it costs to and a half cents to make every penny. now, that is a government at work. two and half cents for every penny. president obama planning to meet with governors next week as pt of his effort t talk with people about avoiding th fiscal cliff. members of the national governors' association executive committee meeting at the white house next tuesday, includ
's not pretty. there is a lot of money wasted. what does that say about the money from superstorm sandy and how will be used? the governors have asked for more money than ever in dealing with the aftermath of the storm or method is the same thing all over again. what governor cuomo is doing is focusing on a big number. $42 billion that he wanted from washington. he really has no idea what the damages and how much it will cost to fix the system -- the signal system in the subways. they really won't know anyone have any idea any idea how much it will really need until later. gerri: it is a guessing game. >> exactly. the local and state politicians think of this is free money and they don't spend it well. gerri: i saw the list that andrew cuomo requested and he wanted everything but a pony. [laughter] >> new york city is paying hundreds of dollars per night for empty hotel rooms. it's free money, as michael said. that is the kind of attitude where nobody really watches. everybody assumed someone else is going to pay later. but we all pay because the cost of living is reflected in the way governmen
still does not give washington to give up some bank. 42 needed millions dollars for hurricane sandy relief. similar requests likely coming from governors in new jersey and connecttcut. who all together want this all too dumbing figure in post hurricane help, a hundred billion bucks, i don't know if they get all of it, but i think they get most, here is why americans, have big hearts, folks need help. they need a lot, many still without power, and without homes and without patience or hope, something needs to be done. judging from the back slapping help politicians, the government is still the one to do it but is it? think about it. if the road to virtue were paved with billion dollar bills then everyone in washington would be the pope, news flash, they are not, they are not good as getting bang for their buck. think of all those gas taxes that were to pay for those bridges, or tolls of no bridges to pay for fixing those bridges, and highways. think about that social security lockbox. no box, no lock. and millions in lottery ticket to go to education to make our kids smarter, today,
.s. ambassador to the u.k. or france. what? my take on that next. stuart: superstorm sandy made landfall in america more than a month ago. some businesses are still seeing the effects. shares of darden restaurants, that's the company that owns red lobster, olive garden, they are down today after the company announced it expects to make less money next year than it originally forecast. the company is blaming superstorm sandy for its lackluster performance. republicans submitted their solution to the fiscal cliff yesterday. white house and other democrats dismissed it immediately. take a look at how that affected the market this morning. not at all. the dow is up 43. 13,000 is where we are. liz macdonald says we will see is a last minute deal, christmas eve, new year's eve, on the fiscal cliff. we shall see. next, a special early my take. i am fired up about the prospect of ambassador anna wintour. i couldn't wait for the normal time. i'm going to do it early. stay right there. and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in tw
of impacts from hurricane sandy. the bank saying it is looking for ways to cut expenses. those cuts amount to 4% of the companies workforce and is estimated to save $1.1 billion every year. stocks now and every 15 minutes. nicole petallides. nicole: we are looking at a market that is to the downside. let's take a look at citigroup. it is about 4% of the workforce. citigroup is higher. it has had an up arrow throughout the day today. we saw the dow jones industrials this week to the downside. we had two consecutive days in selling. down arrows for the nasdaq. down 1.1%. connell: breaking news out of washington. earlier, speaker boehner speaking about the fiscal cliff. now it is president obama. let's listen. >> we have emerged not yet where we need to be, but we certainly have made progress. the reason we have made progress in part is because of the outstanding management and productivity and gains and efficiencies that you have been able to achieve in each and every one of your companies. i have said this to some of the small groups, let me repeat it to the large groups, i am passionately
on the one or 2%. that is all his focus. he is going around the country, hurricane sandy, rebuilding needs to be done. he is not paying attention to that and certainly not paying attention to jobs creation. instead he is on this vendetta. melissa: ian, at the same time you see companies out there, they're doing what they need to do. we saw ibm for example saying that when it comes to their 401(kk instead of contributing every other pay period the way they have before they will wait until the very end of the year and do their matching then. almost an accounting trick. not really a trick. a way to do it differently they save a lot of money. they hang onto theoney for entire year and earn interest on it. god forbid youeave the company and never see the money. for workers you don't earn on money all year long. not in your 401(k) growing. these are the kinds of things we'll see companies doing to adapt to this new normal. >> if ibm gets away with it i'm sure they will. they are a benchmark. if they successfully push it through, the company that didn't fail, didn't have a crisis during the crash
here on fox business. david: of course a lot will have to do what happened with hurricane sandy but very important nonetheless. liz: "money" with melissa is next. melissa: i'm melissa francis. here is what's "money" tonight. does exxonmobil hate your children? a controversial new ad claims the oil giant is ruining kid's futures. you have to believe it to see it. the man behind it will join us in a fox business exclusive. >>> plus "money"'s executive roundtable get the real pulse of businesses. speaking out against president obama hurt their bottom line? will higher taxes be as bad for businesses as some say? all that and everything in between from three top leaders. >>> yikes for yelp users. one woman post as scathing review of a business. now the owner is suing her for $750,000. does he have a case? he is here to make it. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: first let's take a look at the day's market headlines of the congress doesn't open its mouth and stocks go up. are we listening politicians? better than expected jobless claims data and rebound in
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